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[movies]Nora Gerard 12october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Gerard, Program Director at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses her career, family and the Jewish intersections throughout her life. Sharing her experiences just starting out in television as a typist for a soap opera and eventually working her way up to directing for CBS News in New York, she explains what her career experiences have meant to her thus far. Gerard also details her involvement with the community in Springfield through developing the Holocaust Center and Springfield Community ...
Keywords: Yiddish; CBS News; Belarus; Family Tree; Springfield; Holocaust Center in Springfield; Jewish Americans; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Day School; Documentary; Yiddish Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Brooklyn; Suburbs; Family; Language; Springfield Community Music Center; Community Work; Jewish Summer Camp
Downloads: 65
[movies]Jane Fleishman 29april2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jane Fleishman gave a compelling interview about her life beginning with her childhood in Long Beach, New York. Jane grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, surrounded by her immediate and extended family and living near the beach. She recalls having a wonderful childhood and being surrounded by Jewishness (which included going to Hebrew school) but not really knowing that this was not necessarily how the majority of Americans grew up...
Keywords: Marriage; Wife; Love; Family; Grandparents; New York; Beach; Water; Children; Education; Hebrew; School; Challah; Tradition; Socialist; Middle East; Peace; Woman; Jewish; Bimah; Ketubah; Lesbian; Gay Activism; Daughter; Son
Downloads: 94
[movies]Elissa Kraemer 6July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center
Elissa Kraemer discusses her Jewish background and upbringing in Jacksonville Florida, as well as her experiences attending a Jewish day school and a secular middle school. She speaks about her internship experience, her Jewish identity, experiences in Israel and her developing Yiddish education. To cite this interview: Elissa Kraemer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 6, ...
Keywords: jewish identity; jewish upbringing; jewish day school; horseback riding; israel; jewish life in Jacksonville; high school; volunteering in israel; learning yiddish; future of yiddish; jewish family; jewish life
Downloads: 124
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 89
[movies]Boris Rubenstein 15May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Boris Rubenstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Boris Rubinstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist, grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. He explained that both his father and mother immigrated from Eastern Europe—Poland and Ukraine—to Mexico City. His father left Eastern Europe as a teenager, while his mother left as a young child, both following family members across the ocean...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Mexico; Boris Rubenstein
Downloads: 50
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 10
[movies]Amalia Charles 7February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amalia Charles, a former intern at the Wexler Oral History Center, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Amalia Charles; Harvard IL; Chicago; Smith College; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Episcopalian; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 14
[movies]Eva Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Apfelbaum was interviewed on December 2, 2011 by Sara Israel at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Western Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Immigration; Migration; Eva Apfelbaum; France; Germany; Environment; India; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 14
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 12
[movies]Ilene Gelbaum 8oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Ilene Gelbaum is a retired midwife who now lives in California. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, then went to Mt. Sinai’s nursing school. Ilene grew up going to Folkshule (Yiddish elementary school) and her grandparents spoke Yiddish and Russian. Ilene and her husband met when she was 14 and he was 16 because they went to the same high school. They married when she was 18 – they eloped in Jersey City! They never told their parents that they eloped, even after their full Jewish wedding a ...
Keywords: Russian grandparents; New York; Russian; Yiddish; yiddish school teacher; jewish neighborhood; bubbes; grandmothers; grandparents; Hebrew and Yiddish; American Jewish vernacular; future generations losing Yiddishkeyt; meeting husband; Hebrew High School; elope; Jewish wedding; Sri Lanka; PeaceCorps; miracle rice; malaria clinic; midwife quarters; delivering neighbor's child; khanukah; chanukah; Jewish community in India; Dutch synagogue; Mount Sinai; new birth clinic; midwife; California; children; motherhood; bubbe; grandparenting; jewish heritage; geneology; grandchildren; Argentina; finding family; Rosita; Jewish matriarch; family photographs; Yiddish today; multiculturalism; God; Iceland; traveling to Iceland to meet family she worked for as midwife; married life; finding a mate; when to have a baby; Judaism over lifetime; mohel; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 136
[movies]Sarah Benor 18December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Sarah Benor was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Music; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Other languages; Hebrew; Family history; stories about ancestors; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Yiddishkeyt LA; Steiner Summer Program; Columbia University; Stanford University; 1990s; Hasidism; Orthodox; Sarah Bunin Benor; Ladino; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking neighborhood in Tel Aviv from the 1930s to the 1950s...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 55
[movies]Ted Trobaugh 14June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Emily
Ted Trobaugh, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on June 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Marvin Swartz 13Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Marvin Swartz was interviewed by Irene Starr on March 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Swartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Irene Starr, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 13, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Scholarship; Academia; Marvin Swartz; Eastern Mass; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 13
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 70
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 118
[movies]Robert Wahler 07Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Robert Wahler was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Robert Wahler begins his interview by going over his family history. Beginning with his maternal relatives, Robert narrates how his great-grandfather came to the United States in the late 1800s from Russia. His maternal great-grandparents settled in Boston with their six children. Robert’s paternal grandfather was very wealthy Czech man...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; United States; Jewish community; Robert Waher; AZA
Downloads: 36
[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron was a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
Downloads: 42
[movies]Helene Shafran 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Helene Shafran, born to Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2013. Helene grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut, an area with very few Jews. She met her late husband Reuben z''l at Temple in their hometown and they were married until his death in 2012. Helene spends much of the interview relating her husband's story. Born in a shtetl in Southern Poland, Reuben escaped deportation through the goodwill of a gentile farmer who hid ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Helene Shafran; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Ghita Wolpowitz 22April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Lithuanian Jew who grew up in Zimbabwe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 22, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Dance; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Africa; Bulowayo; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Korne (Kaunos); Habonim; 30s; 40s; 50s; 60s; conservadox; conservative; orthodox
Downloads: 9
[movies]Paul Charette 1May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paul Charette was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Charette Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 1, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Paul Charette; Southampton; Amherst; Holyoke; Great Barrington; MA; Massachusetts; TX; Texas; Bloomington; IN; Indiana; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Sons of Zion; 2000s; Orthodoz; Reconstructionist; Conservative; Catholic; Protestant; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 10
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Jewish International Aid Society; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Tine Kindermann 30December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Tine Kindermann grew up in Berlin, West Germany. She lived in a suburban area that was quiet and filled with greenery. Her parents had also grown up in Berlin during the war. Tine went to elementary school near her home, but her high school was in a different part of Berlin. Following high school, Tine held a three year apprenticeship where she began to develop her skills as an artist. In 1988 Tine went to a free outdoor 8 week world music festival in Berlin...
Keywords: Tine Kindermann; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish community; Anti-Semitism; Roots/heritage; Transmission; United States; Western Europe; German; Germany
Downloads: 51
[movies]Edythe Bloom 02May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Edythe Bloom was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edythe Bloom Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 2, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel; Palestine; Kiev; Allentown PA; Delaware; Haganah; 50s; 40s; Orthodox; Hasdisim; Reform; Social Work; Strudel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 41
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 95
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 159
[movies]Hershl Paul Glasser 18December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hershl Paul Glasser was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Literature; Scholarship; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Paul Glasser; Arbeter Ring Shule; Workmen's Circle; Orthodox; Mordecai Schaechter; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Adah Bakalinsky 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Adah Bakalinsky, philanthropist and walking advocate, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at her home in San Francisco, California. Adah is a frequent walker and is the author of "Stairway Walks of San Francisco." To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Coming back to Yiddish; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Zionism; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Eastern Europe; Adah Bakalinsky; California; San Francisco; Orthodox; Conservative; Reform; St. Paul MN; Minnesota; Poland
Downloads: 12
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Sheila Horvitz 10Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; World War Two; Shtetl; Soviet Union; Radio; Martin Luther King; Workmen's Circle; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Sheila Horvitz; I.L. Peretz School; New York City; Manhattan; Aaron Lansky; Penn Station; Orthodox; Juilus Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; McCarthyism; Bronx; Queens; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 55
[movies]Chana Gonshor 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Chana Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two surviving gradu...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Yiddish Book Centehood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Tsisho; Yosl Mlotek; Medem Sanatorium; Bund; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Warsaw; Montreal; Canada; Halifax
Downloads: 53
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 8
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Rachel Becker 21May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Rachel Becker was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on May 21, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rachel Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 21, 2012...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Travel; Rachel Becker; Sholem Aleichem; Leyden MA; Boston; Massachusetts; Jerusalem; Amherst MA; Hampshire College; Hampshire Jewish Student Union; UMASS Hillel; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; Hippie; Counterculture Movement; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 27
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 16
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 48
[movies]Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Hebrew; Hans Herda; Germany; Berlin; Detroit; Kyoto Japan; Rehovot Israel; 1940s; Conversion; Christmas; Easter; 1950s; 1960s; Comics; Wayne State University; Mathematics; German; IL Peretz; Kashrut; Kosher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 14
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Wyatt Miles 15April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Wyatt Miles is a first year at Hampshire College. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Kauai, Hawaii when he was six years old. He speaks in depth about how he experienced life as a Jew, a "displaced" person, and as a person from Hawaii. Wyatt describes his childhood, adapting to the culture of Kauai, and experiencing the land and nature. There are many facets through which he connects to his Jewish identity, particularly through his close relationship with his mother, as well as through ...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Film; Literature; Books; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Kauai; Los Angeles; Joseph Brodsky; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; displacement; minority; Wyatt Miles; Yiddish Book Center; Hampshire College; JanTerm; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 58
[movies]Mei Li Isaacson 11Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mei Li Isaacson was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mei Li Isaacson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 11, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Mei Li Isaacson; San Francisco; China; Hampshire College; Urban School; 1990s; 2000s; Chinese American International School; Franz Kafka; Metamorphosis; Yuri Vedenyapin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Milly Guberman Kravetz 12Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Milly Guberman Kravetz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Milly Guberman Kravetz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Mildred Guberman Kravetz; Sholem Aleichem; Hillel; Social Work; Labor Zionism; Suburban; Malden MA; Boston; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; 1930s; 1940s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 21
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 40
[movies]Emile Karafiol 14December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Emile Karafiol, attorney, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Western Europe; Canada; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; World War Two; Emile Karafiol; Chicago; Warsaw; Poland; Paris; Lisbon; Lisboa; France; Portugal; Bund; Yiddishism; Montreal; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Chaim Grade; I.B. Singer; Warsaw Cemetery Project; Spertus Museum
Downloads: 12
[movies]Lois Graber 28April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Lois Graber, proud grandmother of 6, spoke about the great importance of transmission of Judaism to her children and grandchildren. She detailed her family background as well as that of her husband, a Holocaust survivor. Lois fondly recalled many stories of her family, including her motherâs familyâs involvement with the Yiddish theater in the Bronx. She especially lights up when recounting tales about her in-laws speaking Yiddish, and her mother in law calling her a treasure...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Music; Sharon; MA; Bronx; NY; Hadassah; 1950s; 1980s; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA); Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA); Russia; Catskills; Dudu Fisher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 39
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Ethan Kaseff 18Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Ethan Kaseff was interviewed by Sara Israel on April 18, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ethan Kasseff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 18, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Travel; Education; Jewish education; Sukkos; Sukkot; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Ethan Kaseff; Young Judaea; United Synagogue Youth; USY; North American Federation of Temple Youth; NFTY; Dovid Katz; Tumbalalayka; Afn Pripetshik; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Adrienne Cooper 28dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 287
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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